Pinkeye

Pinkeye Monitoring and Management

Pinkeye is an infection that can sneak up on cattle, including dairy replacement heifers. Severe cases can leave lasting eye damage, not to mention performance setbacks.

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Managing Bovine Pinkeye in Beef Herds

Two field studies showed that a widespread pinkeye epidemic in a herd can be effectively treated with injections of long-acting oxytetracycline, followed my feeding the antibiotic in the ration. When the disease is less prevalent injecting affected animals with penicillin or oxytetracycline is effective.....

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Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis Antimicrobial Therapy

Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) is one of the most common diseases of cattle and is of major economic importance. If the primary aetiological agent, Moraxella bovis, is successfully eliminated from ocular tissues corneal ulcers heal at a constant rate. If treatment is unsuccessful ulcer reoccurrence may follow initial healing. Appropriate antimicrobial selection requires knowledge of antimicrobial sensitivities and distribution in ocular tissues and tears.

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Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye is a painful, debilitating condition that can severely affect animal productivity.


Pinkeye (infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis, or IBK) is a bacterial infection of the eye that causes inflammation and, in severe cases, temporary or permanent blindness. Most cattle producers will be familiar with pinkeye, but may not know how best to treat it and minimise its spread within a herd.

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